Justin Henry, Toledo
(.538/.581/.692, 7 G 14-for-26, 4 2B, 3 RBI, 6 R, 4 BB, 3 K, 2 SB, 1 CS)
Henry has thrived in his first full season in the International League, where he ranks third in hits and sixth in both stolen bases and runs scored. The 27-year-old Mississippi product reeled off three consecutive three-hit games in the Mud Hens' sweep of host Columbus from Wednesday to Friday. Though Henry doesn't have much power -- in 659 pro games, he's hit four homers, the most recent on Aug. 17 -- he's been solid as Toledo's leadoff man.
Pacific Coast League
Caleb Gindl, Nashville
(.533/.563/.967, 7 G 16-for-30, 5 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 7 R, 2 BB, 2 K)
Gindl started the season slowly, hitting .205 in April and .220 in May, but has been among the PCL's best hitters since the All-Star break. The 23-year-old outfielder put together a scorching road trip this week as the Sounds visited Omaha and Round Rock, with Gindl collecting at least three hits in four different contests. He concluded the Omaha series with a two-homer, four-RBI performance on Tuesday, went 4-for-4 with three doubles on Friday, and wrapped up the week with three hits -- missing the cycle by a home run -- on Sunday.
Bryce Brentz, Portland
(.536/.552/.893, 6 G, 15-for-28, 4 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 5 R, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 SB, 1 CS)
2012 has been a roller-coaster ride for Brentz, the Red Sox's top prospect. He hit just .216 in April before batting .388 in May. After producing a .200/.250/.326 line in 26 July games, the 23-year-old outfielder has caught fire in August, batting .434 with 21 RBIs in 19 games. This week Brentz had multiple hits in each of his six games, highlighted by a four-hit, two-homer performance at New Britain on Wednesday. The surge has lifted Brentz's season line to .300/.360/.488, good for an .848 OPS that ranks eighth in the league.
Kyle Jensen, Jacksonville
(.462/.517/1.192, 7 G, 12-for-26, 4 2B, 5 HR, 13 RBI, 12 R, 3 BB, 3 K)
Jensen has struggled with strikeouts all season -- his 158 tie him for ninth most in the Minors. This week was a much different story, as he fanned just three times in 26 at-bats. More impressively, he went deep in five consecutive games from Tuesday to Friday, then added four hits and five runs scored in two weekend games at Montgomery. Thanks to the power surge, the 24-year-old Jensen is just one off the Southern League home run lead with 23 on the season.
Mike O'Neill, Springfield
(.550/.643/.750, 7 G, 11-for-20, 4 2B, 4 RBI, 6 R, 6 BB, 1 K, 3 SB)
O'Neill was named the St. Louis organization's Player of the Month for July after hitting .350/.480/.490 in 27 games with Class A Advanced Palm Beach. Promoted to Springfield on Aug. 18, the 5-foot-9 outfielder hasn't missed a beat. O'Neill had back-to-back three-hit games over the weekend as the Cardinals took two games from second-place Arkansas, putting them on the verge of a second-half North Division title.
Steven Proscia, High Desert
(.667/.636/1.381, 5 G, 14-for-21, 4 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 7 R, 3 K, 2 SB)
The Mavericks have torn through the Cal League in the second half of the season, putting up a 43-19 record and wrapping up a division title with two weeks to spare. Proscia has played a huge role in High Desert's dominance and ranks third in the league in both batting and slugging. The 22-year-old slugger has 15 homers and 59 RBIs in 53 games since the All-Star break, capped by five straight multi-hit games this week. On Thursday night Proscia clubbed a pair of homers and drove in six runs as the Mavericks clinched the second-half South Division title with nearly two weeks to spare.
Orlando Calixte, Wilmington
(.385/.448/.846, 7 G, 10-for-26, 4 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 9 R, 2 BB, 7 K, 2 SB)
The Royals' top shortstop prospect, Calixte joined the Blue Rocks in June after spending the first two months of the season with Class A Kane County. The 20-year-old is hitting .337 in August and spent this week scoring runs in bunches. Calixte homered in back-to-back games at Frederick on Tuesday and Wednesday, then racked up five hits -- three of them for extra bases -- and six runs over four games through the weekend. After hitting three homers in 81 games last year, Calixte has gone deep 14 times in 119 contests this season.
Florida State League
Cody Stanley, Palm Beach
(.417/.385/1.083, 4 G, 5-for-12, 2 2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 3 R, 0 BB, 1 K)
Stanley's 2012 campaign did not begin well -- he was suspended for 50 games to start the season -- but it is ending with a flourish. The 23-year-old backstop, a fourth-round pick in 2010, homered in both ends of a doubleheader against Charlotte on Wednesday, driving in eight runs in total. Stanley collected three more RBIs on Thursday and now has 35 in 42 games since joining Palm Beach at the end of June.
Sean Buckley, Dayton
(.429/.467/.929, 7 G, 12-for-28, 5 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 5 R, 2 BB, 6 K)
Buckley kicked off his week by torching host Fort Wayne with a homer, three doubles and seven RBIs in two games on Monday and Tuesday and finished it by going deep against West Michigan on both Saturday and Sunday. A sixth-round pick in 2011, Buckley leads the Dragons with 13 homers and 65 RBI and is batting .310 with runners in scoring position.
South Atlantic League
Caleb Ramsey, Hagerstown
(.556/.619/1.000, 6 G, 10-for-18, 2 2B, 3 3B, 10 RBI, 5 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB)
Ramsey doubled his season home run total in two days this week, cranking three longballs against Kannapolis on Tuesday and Wednesday. The 23-year-old Houston native ripped the Intimidators for eight RBIs in a three-game set. Ramsey continued to rake against visiting Delmarva on Thursday, going 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. He ranks second in the Sally League with 10 triples and has fanned just 45 times in 120 games on the season.
New York-Penn League
Preston Tucker, Tri-City
(.433/.471/.733, 7 G, 13-for-30, 3 2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 9 R, 3 BB, 1 K)
A seventh-round pick out of the University of Florida in June, Tucker has done little but rake since joining the ValleyCats in mid July. After being named NYPL Player of the Week two weeks ago, the 22-year-old outfielder has hits in 15 straight games. With four multi-hit games this week, Tucker is hitting .359/.415/.588 with eight homers, 38 RBIs and 30 runs scored in 33 games for the division-champion ValleyCats.
Balbino Fuenmayor, Vancouver
(.400/.438/.633, 7 G, 12-for-30, 4 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB, 7 K)
Though just 22, Fuenmayor is something of a veteran after spending 2009 and 2010 with full-season Lansing before joining the Canadians for 2011 and 2012. The Venezuelan-born third baseman roared out of the gate, hitting .400 in June and being named the first NWL Player of the Week of the season, but he struggled to a .190 average in July. Fuenmayor has bounced back this month and has hits in each of his last eight games, including four multi-hit contests this week.
Jabari Henry, Pulaski
(.556/.680/1.167, 6 G, 10-for-18, 2 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 7 BB, 4 K, 1 SB)
It was feast or famine for Henry this week -- on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, the 21-year-old outfielder went 9-for-11 with three homers and eight RBIs. In his other three games, he was 1-for-7. The Mariners' 18th-round pick in the June Draft, Henry has come on strong after a slow start and is hitting .319 with six home runs in 26 August games. He's drawn twice as many walks in August (16) as he did in July, which, along with his strong hitting, has contributed to a .420 on-base percentage, up from .315 in July.
Wade Hinkle, Orem
(.417/.500/.917, 7 G, 10-for-24, 3 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB, 7 K)
A 27th-round pick out of Kansas State in June, Hinkle has put together an MVP-caliber debut season with the Owlz. Apart from his .335 average, he ranks second in the league in homers (14), fifth in RBIs (50), fourth in walks and third in on-base percentage. He leads the circuit in OPS and runs scored. After a 19-game on-base streak earlier in the season, Hinkle has reached base in each of his last 15 contests and has multiple hits in seven of his last eight outings. The left-handed slugger is particularly feasting on southpaw pitching, against which he is hitting .429/.521/.696.